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)
Mobile Medical Team International Inc. Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mozilla Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
One World Children's Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
P EAR N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,066,421

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mobile Medical Team International Inc. Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mozilla Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
One World Children's Fund N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
P EAR N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,066,421

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Communities for A New California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,626,008

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mobile Medical Team International Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
P EAR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,066,421

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13280 records found.