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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 427,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 314,875

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 450
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,387,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Altapass Foundation Inc. Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 315,875

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13280 records found.