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, and corporate 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)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,881,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 996,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 957,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 996,100

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13110 records found.