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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,545,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,545,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 894,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,545,200

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13110 records found.