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)
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc N/A NM United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courageous Kitchen Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
D39C Collaborative N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
EducationCounsel LLC N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,807,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courageous Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
D39C Collaborative N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
EducationCounsel LLC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,807,225

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas MN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leaders in Tech Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Page SUM 3,084,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TrainingGrounds Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wateraid America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,375,375

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13280 records found.