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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Loyola University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LearnUp Centers San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Loyola University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 229,314

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 400
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michigan Tech Fund MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Sun Rising PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 621,734

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LearnUp Centers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Loyola University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 229,314

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13280 records found.