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)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,222,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,222,510

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,222,510

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13110 records found.