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)
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
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
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 545,539

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 545,539

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asset Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 150,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 545,539

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13280 records found.