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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Little Haven N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,827,469

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Little Haven N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,827,469

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,671,972

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Little Haven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,827,469

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13110 records found.