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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Jessup University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 831,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Jessup University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brentwood Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New England Basecamp RI Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 801,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 831,650

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13280 records found.