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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
I AM ALS N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Meridian Institute N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multicultural Career Intern Program N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,053,250

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 508,450

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Meridian Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multicultural Career Intern Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,053,250

Pages

13280 records found.