Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
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
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 952,607

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
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
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 952,607

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SCY High Tech Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ski Charities Corp NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Thomas Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicago Community Bond Fund IL Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Christian Church of Los Gatos CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,559,444

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
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
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 952,607

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13280 records found.