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, 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)
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,266,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,266,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NACA- Inspired Schools Network NM Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Build Care Inspire Corp VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pivotworks Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 2,655,875

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,266,000

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13280 records found.