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 descending Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 438,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 438,110

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,219,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 438,110

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13110 records found.