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)
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,858

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploit CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People's Action Institute IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Poly Canyon Ventures CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 249,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,286,858

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13280 records found.