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)
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
In4All N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,093,450

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 743,200

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
In4All United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,093,450

Pages

13280 records found.