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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 24,700
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc N/A MT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 4,973,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,603,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 24,700
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 4,973,075

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13280 records found.