Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 610,167

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 610,167

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 208,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 610,167

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13110 records found.