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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fair Fight Action Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Mozilla Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 304,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fair Fight Action Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Mozilla Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 304,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Moonshot Edventures CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Andersen Tax Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Museum of Natural History NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,815,375

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Mochaa Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fair Fight Action Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 304,800

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13280 records found.