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)
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 3,779,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 3,779,870

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Page SUM 3,005,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 3,779,870

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13110 records found.