Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Infact N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Page SUM 2,603,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Infact N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
18 Reasons San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Page SUM 2,603,525

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
American Promise Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Page SUM 2,352,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Infact United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Page SUM 2,603,525

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13280 records found.