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)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,038,442

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 97,442

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13110 records found.