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, and corporate 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 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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