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)
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,099,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 795,477

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,863,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 795,477

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13110 records found.