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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Water Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Herban Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Water Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Herban Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Water Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Herban Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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