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)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation N/A LA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,428,189

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,428,189

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michigan Tech Fund MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Open Space Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,519,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,428,189

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13280 records found.