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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A TN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
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
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,301,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 508,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Society of Women Engineers CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 740,350

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
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
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,301,408

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13280 records found.