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
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Social Finance, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,252,166

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,500,000

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13110 records found.