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)
Mockingbird Society N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mockingbird Society N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Who Is Carter Foundation Inc MO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mockingbird Society United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.