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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT N/A HR India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 771,958

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 3,703,697

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Early Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,926,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 3,703,697

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13110 records found.