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 descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,273,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,273,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,149,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,273,650

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13110 records found.