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)
Grassroots Global Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,200
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Sisters House N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Global Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,200
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Sisters House N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,940

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 9,800
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,914,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Global Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,200
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Sisters House United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,940

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13280 records found.