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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 781,038

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