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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Momentum for Mental Health Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nutrition Coalition N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Momentum for Mental Health Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
mRelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nutrition Coalition N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
R Street Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
Page SUM 1,489,646

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Momentum for Mental Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nutrition Coalition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
Page SUM 1,489,646

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13280 records found.