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

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 213,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,004
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Page SUM 3,037,994

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13280 records found.