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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,801,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,801,780

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 530,824

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,801,780

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13110 records found.