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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A KY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
One Collective NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 857,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
One Collective NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 857,475

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunflower County Freedom Project MS Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,887,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NPower Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
One Collective NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 857,475

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13280 records found.