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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,167,021

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,167,021

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 98,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,167,021

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13110 records found.