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)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,200,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 738,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 738,700

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13110 records found.