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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,004
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Page SUM 3,037,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,440,113

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lawrence School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,813,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,440,113

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13280 records found.