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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 937,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 937,340

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Love City Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Page SUM 682,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 937,340

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13110 records found.