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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,708,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,708,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,698,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,708,300

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13110 records found.