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)
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
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 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,447,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
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 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,447,158

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,814,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
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 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,447,158

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13280 records found.