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)
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 489,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 489,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,333,903

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,024,146

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13110 records found.