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)
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 206,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Page SUM 491,980

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Texas Human Rights Center TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Page SUM 757,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leverage Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lumind IDSC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 206,100

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13280 records found.