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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna Buddhist Vihara United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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13280 records found.