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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 1,490,121

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 1,490,121

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 613,568

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 771,700

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13110 records found.