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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 703,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 703,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 175,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 703,750

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13110 records found.