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)
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,672,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,672,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Red Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 90,475

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Learning Policy Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,672,650

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13280 records found.