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)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 367,896

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 45,011,783

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 367,896

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13110 records found.