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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mending Wings N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mending Wings N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rise, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Center for the Book CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Article3 Org CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lyceum Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mending Wings United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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13280 records found.