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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Article 19, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13280 records found.