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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,313

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,257,420

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,313

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13110 records found.