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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,620,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,620,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research MD Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 378,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Dolores Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,620,250

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13280 records found.