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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rett Syndrome Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 298,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rett Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 298,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LearnUp Centers CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
mRelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Arbor Day Foundation NE Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 500
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Page SUM 471,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rett Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 298,500

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13280 records found.