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)
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A NE United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,202,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,202,240

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 385
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,333
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Keystone Progress Education Fund PA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 460,756

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,202,240

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13280 records found.