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)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,088,581

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,088,581

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 3,621,873

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,088,581

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13280 records found.