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)
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kloop Media N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis of Assisi N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Page SUM 2,355,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kloop Media N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis of Assisi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Page SUM 2,355,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Team HLA Inc NJ Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crisis Call Center NV Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village of Wisdom Inc. NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,980,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kloop Media Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis of Assisi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Page SUM 2,355,550

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13280 records found.