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)
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Page SUM 756,422

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Page SUM 756,422

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 336,282

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Page SUM 756,422

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13110 records found.