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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Love Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 3,292,078

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Love Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 3,292,078

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,736,342

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 3,292,078

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13110 records found.