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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Family Services N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 219,470

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oaks Christian School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TeachAIDS N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 219,470

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,047,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 224,725

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13110 records found.