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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 533,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,527,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 165,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 533,565

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13110 records found.