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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation N/ANapa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 409,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation N/ANapa Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 409,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 20,147,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Equity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 409,350

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13280 records found.