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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,874,206

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,874,206

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,702,891

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,874,206

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13110 records found.