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 descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 105,989
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 105,989
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 886,689

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
March for Our Lives Foundation FL Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc KY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
POPS the Club CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 210,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hypersomnia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 105,989
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 886,689

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13280 records found.