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)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,801,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,801,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,633,676

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,801,890

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13110 records found.