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)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 542,346

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 542,346

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,264,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,749,600

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13110 records found.