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)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,908,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,908,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Page SUM 1,763,701

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,908,400

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13110 records found.