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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,131,371

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,131,371

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 715,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,131,371

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13110 records found.