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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
Zilker Theater Productions N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Institute of Science N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
Zilker Theater Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,417,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Institute of Science India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola Marymount University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 270,179

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13280 records found.