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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 854,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 854,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feed the Children, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 506,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 854,500

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13110 records found.