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

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 25,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 587,774

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13110 records found.