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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Human Options, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,196,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Rivers Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Human Options, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,196,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live Now Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medshadow Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 415,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Rivers Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Human Options, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,196,150

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13280 records found.