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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,728,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,212,644

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 443,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,728,600

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13110 records found.