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, and corporate 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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,196,208

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,196,208

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 239,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,196,208

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13110 records found.