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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
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
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 836,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 836,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR 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
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 836,000

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13110 records found.