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 descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,488

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,488

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,156,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 245,719

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13110 records found.