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)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,644,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 91,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 91,850

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