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)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mavericks Coastside Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Midwest Academy Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,440,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alexandria House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Passageways N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Korea University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Page SUM 2,285,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 532,720

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alexandria House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Korea University Foundation South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Page SUM 2,285,600

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13280 records found.