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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 20,910,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 20,910,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Fall River MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,222,708

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 20,910,200

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13110 records found.