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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California Reinvestment Coalition CA Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Page SUM 1,197,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.