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)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,275
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 291,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,512,404

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Basa Village Foundation USA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,512,404

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