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)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 714,196

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,107,129

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 714,196

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13110 records found.