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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A SD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,542,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,182,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Go-Ye Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Home and Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 382,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gordon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,182,950

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13280 records found.