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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 587,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 587,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 17,150
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,566,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Amazon Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 587,650

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13280 records found.