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)
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 729,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 729,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 43,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Peace Education Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,660,895

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13110 records found.