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)
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 406,733

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 406,733

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
If Not Now DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 450
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 176,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 406,733

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13280 records found.