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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Alpine Club N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,348,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Hypopara Research Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 859,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Network on Women in Prison CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Partners in School Innovation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pescadero Elementary and Middle CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 364,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Hypopara Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 859,500

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13280 records found.