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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 11,557,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 11,557,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 645,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 11,557,500

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13110 records found.