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)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 837,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 778,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,411,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 778,050

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13110 records found.