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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc N/A NM United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health 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
Dominican University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Ground Relief N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health 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
Dominican University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Library Study Hall NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Food Forward Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Page SUM 2,180,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health 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
Dominican University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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13280 records found.