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)
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,470,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,470,125

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 79,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,470,125

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13280 records found.