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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,241,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,241,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 6,753,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Policy Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola Marymount University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,241,350

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13280 records found.