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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 160,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Audre Lorde Project Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Climate Central Inc NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx NY Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,249,444

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 160,800

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13280 records found.