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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,274,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,274,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 127,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,274,250

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13110 records found.