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)
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
Night Ministry IL Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asia Society CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
BeGirl.world PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peoples Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Polynesian Voyaging Society HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 264,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Humanities West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM 5,275,400

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13280 records found.