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)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 22,926,477

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,928,477

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 121,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,928,477

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13110 records found.