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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 20,644,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 131,601

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 20,644,450

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13110 records found.