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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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