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)
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 20,651,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,658,730

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 20,651,900

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13110 records found.