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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 275,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 275,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 41,927,206

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 275,500

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13110 records found.