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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,071,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,071,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Legal Services Inc. PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Covenant House NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Far Away Destination Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 372,900
Page SUM 1,008,170

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,071,750

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13280 records found.