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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veteran's PATH Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Lyric Theater ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.