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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
One Mind Institute N/ANapa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,205,257

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
One Mind Institute N/ANapa Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,205,257

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 140,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,205,257

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13280 records found.