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, and corporate 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
Page SUM 533,864

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 685,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Assist International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 240,916

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