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)
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Minds Matter N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Morley Stanwood Community Schools N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 921,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 221,812

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solve OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 728,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Minds Matter United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Morley Stanwood Community Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 921,153

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13280 records found.