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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 721,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 721,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 395,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 721,000

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13110 records found.