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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,157,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,157,565

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 477,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,157,565

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13110 records found.