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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Homeless Garden Project Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Canine Companions for Independence N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Alternate Roots Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 225,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,915
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,300
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 401,015

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
West Contra Costa Unified School District Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2020 161,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 275
Kokua Hawaii Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
La Casa de las Madres San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Leading Educators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Lunds Universitet N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 206,414
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Media Alliance San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,425
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400
National Public Education Support Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 2,665,814

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Latino Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Lost Light Projects Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2020 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 600
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 308,300

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vote Org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
West Contra Costa Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2020 161,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 275
Kokua Hawaii Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
La Casa de las Madres United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Leading Educators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Lunds Universitet Sweden Sciences Donor Advised 2020 206,414
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Media Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,425
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400
National Public Education Support Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 2,665,814

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14797 records found.