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 Typesort ascending 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
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
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 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
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
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,700,677

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,700,677

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pilot Light IL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 2,836,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 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
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
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,700,677

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13280 records found.