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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 1,613,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 1,613,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,690,441

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 1,613,250

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13110 records found.