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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mozilla Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Newark Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One World Children's Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,975,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mozilla Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Newark Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One World Children's Fund N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,975,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 116,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Newark Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,975,800

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13280 records found.