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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A KY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 595,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 595,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Deep Vellum Publishing TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 4,769,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 595,175

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13280 records found.