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)
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BakerRipley TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
MEET International, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Education Coalition Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Page SUM 1,149,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 336,323

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13280 records found.