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)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Page SUM 25,958,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Page SUM 25,958,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ENOK IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society PA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 152,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Page SUM 25,958,000

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13110 records found.