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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Kids in Tech N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Lumos Foundation USA Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 645,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 785,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 699,168

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
iSing Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Maine Behavioral Healthcare United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Future for Every Child United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,688
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 287,438

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