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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
JDRF International N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
John Wayne Cancer Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 900
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 25,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Conservation Biology Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 350
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 744,700

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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 500
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
John Wayne Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 900
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Conservation Biology Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 350
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
New Teacher Center Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Page SUM 994,200

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
New Jersey Theatre Alliance NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 300
Players Philanthropy Fund MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Amistad Law Project PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 500
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 114,250

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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 500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
John Wayne Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2020 900
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Youth Spirit Artworks United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Conservation Biology Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2020 350
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Page SUM 994,200

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14797 records found.