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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 782,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 782,074

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering for Justice Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 585,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 782,074

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13110 records found.