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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Page SUM 469,759

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,546,292

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 223,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 2,652,225

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13110 records found.