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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mockingbird Society N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,587,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mockingbird Society N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,587,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Network Education Program DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Right to the City Alliance Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 571,980

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mockingbird Society United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,587,950

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13280 records found.