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)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,389,792

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
JOIN N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,389,792

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Page SUM 23,733,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,389,792

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13110 records found.