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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,073,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Springfield Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Page SUM 2,408,101

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Special Ops SV Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,796,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,073,690

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13280 records found.