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)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 861,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 727,254

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 296,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 727,254

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13110 records found.