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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,547,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,600

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13110 records found.