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)
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,390,894

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,390,894

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Lyric Theater ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,557,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,390,894

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13280 records found.