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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,229,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,229,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,097,048

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,229,700

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13110 records found.