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)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A KY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 255,000
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13280 records found.