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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 2,829,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 506,841

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,816,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,642,825

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13110 records found.