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)
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 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Korean American Community Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,722,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Korean American Community Services, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,722,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 80,000
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,756
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 772,956

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Interim Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
J David Gladstone Institutes United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Korean American Community Services, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,722,050

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13280 records found.