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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,335,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,335,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Asia Society NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,252,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,335,375

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13110 records found.