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)
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ezer Mizion, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 478,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ezer Mizion, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 478,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
German School of Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Grassroots NH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater DC Diaper Bank MD Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeworks Trenton NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,658,328

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Comunidad Para Baja California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ezer Mizion, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 478,525

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13280 records found.