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)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,666,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,666,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,856
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bowdoin College ME Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 717,656

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,666,450

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13280 records found.