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)
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 369,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 369,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Visionary Home Builders of California Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,765,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 369,500

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13280 records found.