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)
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Montessori Association N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 823,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chicago Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Montessori Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 823,230

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 414,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Montessori Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 823,230

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13110 records found.