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)
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kindness Organization Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 338,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kindness Organization Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 313,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alley Cat Allies Incorporated DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 356,550

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