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)
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York Common Pantry N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Outward Bound, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,472,198

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York Common Pantry N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Outward Bound, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,472,198

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
House of Compassion IA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 601,640

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Learning Policy Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York Common Pantry United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Outward Bound, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,472,198

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13280 records found.