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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 2,233,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 961,725

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 2,233,750

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13280 records found.