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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,867,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,410,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,867,950

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13110 records found.