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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 726,519

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Victory Ranch Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 726,519

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13110 records found.