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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EducationCounsel LLC N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lowell Catholic High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,751,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 173,724

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 219,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vision Y Compromiso United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wellspring Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Idaho Rivers United, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kheyti Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,815
Page SUM 4,740,265

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