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)
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A AK United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsdale College MI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 771,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 202,850

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13280 records found.