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)
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,305,763

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,305,763

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13110 records found.