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)
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,231,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,231,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Page SUM 259,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,231,750

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13110 records found.