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)
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Key School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Key School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gardens for Health International MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heading Home, Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Key School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Medical Students for Choice United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 287,854

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13280 records found.