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)
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Alliance for Climate Education Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 38,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Love Beyond Walls N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Peninsula Junior Golf Assoc Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Alliance for Climate Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 38,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Love Beyond Walls N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Peninsula Junior Golf Assoc Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 40,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 36,036
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2020 431,250
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
mRelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Alliance for Climate Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 38,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Love Beyond Walls United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Peninsula Junior Golf Assoc Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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14797 records found.