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)
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,137,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Services Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 210
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alma Backyard Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 10,184,553

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,137,650

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13280 records found.