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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
A Womans Work Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
D C Preparatory Academy N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 763,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
A Womans Work Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bags of Love N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 763,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,222,367

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 183,185

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13110 records found.