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)
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Keshet N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,014,589

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 666,586

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 642,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 599,700

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13110 records found.