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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.