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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 122,650

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13110 records found.