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 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
New York Botanical Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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