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)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Christian Mission Services N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A LA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 140,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Christian Mission Services N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kakenyas Dream N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 140,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,300
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Fremont Union High School District Adult School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 191,122

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Christian Mission Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 140,900

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13280 records found.