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 descending Year Amount (USD)
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Booster USA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 600
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 674,100

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13280 records found.