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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,162,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,162,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,326,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,162,700

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13110 records found.