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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 45,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,334
Kheyti Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Little Sun Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Minnesota Freedom Fund Inc N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
National Indigenous Womens Resource Center N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 483,334

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 11,250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 11,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 129,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 24,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
ACCESS OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
ACCESS OR Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 467,750

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 45,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,334
Kheyti Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Little Sun Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Minnesota Freedom Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
National Indigenous Womens Resource Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 483,334

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14797 records found.