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)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Oregon Law Center N/A OR United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 360,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Charitable Giving N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,529
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Living Through Giving Foundation N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,775,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Law Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 360,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,529
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Living Through Giving Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Morgan Hill Historical Society Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,928
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,958,707

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2020 150,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
George Mark Childrens Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2020 6,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 587,050

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Oregon Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 360,000
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,529
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Living Through Giving Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Morgan Hill Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,928
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,982,707

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14797 records found.