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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A MS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 690,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 690,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,297,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 690,200

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13110 records found.