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)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Valley Vision, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
We Hope Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Liberation House Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lower East Side Tenement Museum N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 12,300
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 3,273,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Valley Vision, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
We Hope Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Latinos for Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Liberation House Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lower East Side Tenement Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 12,300
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 3,273,650

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Northern Nevada Youth Golf Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2020 125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Baby2Baby CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Refugee Relief International Incorporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,082,450

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Valley Vision, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
We Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Liberation House Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lower East Side Tenement Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2020 12,300
Moonlight Community Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 3,273,650

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14797 records found.