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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 4,232,450

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 4,232,450

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13110 records found.