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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco 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
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 720,407

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,628,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council 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
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 720,407

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13280 records found.