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)
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,959,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,959,720

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,031,011

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,959,720

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13110 records found.