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)
Year Up, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Year Up, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Year Up, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.