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)
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM -317,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM -317,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asset Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Batgap Non Profit IA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 32,300,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Page SUM 32,957,675

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hope United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM -317,850

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13280 records found.