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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,180,871

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,180,871

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,433,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,180,871

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13110 records found.