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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,797,482

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,797,482

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,860,828

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Institute for Family Studies United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,797,482

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13280 records found.