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)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 581,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 581,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Let There Be Light International Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metropolitan Family Services IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Organ Alliance Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 6,628,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 581,400

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13280 records found.