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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,137,931

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,137,931

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation HI Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Laboratory CT Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 640,199

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,137,931

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13110 records found.