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, and corporate 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)
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
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13280 records found.