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)
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Kenyon College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,118,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Kenyon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,118,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Leadership Council Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
iSing Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc NM Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Darrell C. Swope Middle School NV Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,333
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,830,256

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Kenyon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,118,500

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13280 records found.