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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amarok Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Drew School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 423,357

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dec My Room Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 658,950

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13110 records found.