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)
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,099,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Page SUM 36,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bridge Rail Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BMe Networks FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,140,977

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Page SUM 36,225

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13110 records found.