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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
One Mind Institute N/ANapa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Park Day School Corporation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 886,616

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Soil Health Academy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Streets Initiative N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 477,290

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 2,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 24,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Texas Human Rights Center TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,721,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 977,466

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13280 records found.