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)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,556,432

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,900

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13110 records found.