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)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,271,453

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,271,453

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 683,941

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,271,453

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13110 records found.