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)
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Groton School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Page SUM 586,484

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Kingdom Rice CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
mCORE Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 767,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Page SUM 586,484

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13280 records found.