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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 149,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Page SUM 7,311,780

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,424,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 149,400

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13110 records found.