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)
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,421,303

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,421,303

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 972,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,421,303

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13110 records found.