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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,344,103

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 911,447

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 174,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 911,447

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13110 records found.