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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 845,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hypopara Research Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 53,000
Page SUM 480,952

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
State Street Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Network on Women in Prison CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partners in School Innovation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 481,068

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Little League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
FJC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Kids with Cancer Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 276,500

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