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)
Harvard Club of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Luke Commission Inc. N/A ID United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Harvard Club of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Luke Commission Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Leading Educators Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 4,318,590

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Harvard Club of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Luke Commission Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,850

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13280 records found.