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)
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,327,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
Page SUM 342,200

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13110 records found.