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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,267,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,267,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 104,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,267,000

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13110 records found.