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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,200,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.