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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 543,605

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 543,605

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 12,886,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 285,075

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13110 records found.