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)
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 2,522,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 2,522,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Charter Collaborative WA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,856
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 246,606

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 2,522,150

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13280 records found.