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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 754,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Latinos for Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 754,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Makesoil WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 5,217,310

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lumind IDSC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 754,800

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13280 records found.