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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 662,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 662,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Page SUM -14,604,803

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 662,700

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13110 records found.