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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project N/A CO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,714,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,714,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Public Allies Silicon Valley WI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amazing Surf Adventures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rise, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,001,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
IsraAID US Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,714,150

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13280 records found.