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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 633,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 633,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 20,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,805,454

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association of State Boards of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 633,550

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13280 records found.