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)
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 968,572

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 968,572

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Water Network NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Page SUM 330,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 968,572

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13110 records found.