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)
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,182,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,542,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 199,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,182,600

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13110 records found.