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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.