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)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 400,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 992,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,900

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13110 records found.