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)
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 1,691,846

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 2,415,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 236,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 717,595

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