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)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Botanical Garden N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 697,202

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Botanical Garden N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 697,202

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Legal Services Inc. PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Covenant House NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Providence Alaska Foundation AK Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Page SUM 631,470

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Botanical Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 697,202

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13280 records found.