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)
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,544,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,218,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,023,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,218,300

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13110 records found.