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)
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,452,992

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,452,992

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,213,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 759,050

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13110 records found.