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)
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,806,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,806,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 559,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,806,300

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13110 records found.