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 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A SD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,542,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,542,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose -Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Developm CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 617,789

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,542,000

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13280 records found.