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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 278,896

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,168,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 278,896

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13110 records found.