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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kheyti Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Medshadow Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 820,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kheyti Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Medshadow Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 820,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,158,271

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kheyti Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Medshadow Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 820,550

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13280 records found.