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)
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
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 774,509

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13110 records found.