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)
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,359,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 51,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 51,900

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13110 records found.