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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
One Mind Institute N/ANapa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park Day School Corporation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 551,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 5,475,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Dublin Fund NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Audre Lorde Project Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 197,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
St. Mary's Academy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 4,213,403

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