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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
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
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,046,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
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
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,046,776

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,097,714

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
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
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,046,776

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13110 records found.