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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 729,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 729,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. IN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Resources for Human Development Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Associates of the University of Toronto Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 9,660
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 365,860

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 729,200

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13280 records found.