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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,033,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Page SUM 2,235,089

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 983,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,062,092

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13110 records found.