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)
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 114,748
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 114,748
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Hope N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 114,748
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.