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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 402,900

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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 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 402,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Providence Alaska Foundation AK Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,147,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 402,900

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13280 records found.