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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,975,796

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,975,796

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 892,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,975,796

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13110 records found.