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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A TN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,207,483

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 260,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 168,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Whisman School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,207,483

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13280 records found.