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)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 587,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 956,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 13,294,531

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,420,875

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13110 records found.