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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,356,313

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,356,313

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Leading Change Network Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 648,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,113,617

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13110 records found.