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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,019,673

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
Ragtag Film Society MO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Access Fund CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 461,530

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,019,673

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13280 records found.