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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Page SUM 1,385,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Page SUM 1,385,760

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 960,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Page SUM 1,385,760

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13110 records found.