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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,402,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 953,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 346,537

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