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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,298,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,298,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paul Quinn College TX Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Punahou School HI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for Scientific Exploration NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 817,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,298,700

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13280 records found.