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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 50,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 201,275

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sterling College KS Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,828,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 201,275

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13280 records found.