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)
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund 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 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,230,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,253,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Page SUM 981,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,154,350

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13110 records found.