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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 665,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 382,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 231,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Japanese Community Youth Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 665,177

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13280 records found.