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)
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. James Infirmary San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 419,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. James Infirmary San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 419,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Give US the Floor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 362,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 134,800

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13280 records found.