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)
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
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13280 records found.