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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,375,649

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Living Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 536,401

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,375,649

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13280 records found.