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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.