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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 715,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,202,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,209,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 715,177

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13280 records found.