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)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,005,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,005,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Inner-City Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kheyti Inc NJ International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Math Circles of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 278,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,005,750

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13280 records found.