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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 563,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 563,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 226,283

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 563,000

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13110 records found.