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)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
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
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 92,070

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 6,024,283

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