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)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A MS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 939,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TNTP Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Other Side Academy N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Page SUM 5,762,704

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,432

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Page SUM 5,762,704

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13110 records found.