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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,435,750

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
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
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 5,865,020

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 468,726

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 199,500

Pages

13110 records found.