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)
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A KA India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 638,084

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 638,084

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13110 records found.