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)
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,276

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 759,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,276

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13110 records found.