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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -601
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -601
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -601
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
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