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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 865,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 865,465

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 218,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 865,465

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13110 records found.