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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,351

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,351

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Water Network NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Revival Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 313,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,351

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13110 records found.