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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 717,457

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 717,457

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Life Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My Sisters House CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 338,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piney Woods School MS Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 548,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 717,457

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13280 records found.