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)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,383,050

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,383,050

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
POPS the Club CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Austin Krishnas Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Alliance for Just Immigration NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,291,564

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,383,050

Pages

13280 records found.