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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kloop Media N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,420,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kloop Media N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,307,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kloop Media Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,806,300

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