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)
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 199,077

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Project 1 27 N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 199,077

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 12,105,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 266,667

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