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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 778,615

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 3,083,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Meira Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,253,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 3,083,100

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13110 records found.