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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wonderland Avenue Elementary N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Page SUM 86,096

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,053,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,700

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13110 records found.