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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,347,721

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,347,721

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,454,000

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