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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 5,402,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
W VA Council of Churches N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asia Society San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 5,402,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En MD International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merit America DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,186,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 5,402,900

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13280 records found.