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, and corporate 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)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Humanities West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 319,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Humanities West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 319,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Polynesian Voyaging Society HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Amendment Foundation WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 533,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Humanities West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mark Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 319,900

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13280 records found.