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)
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,036

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
88bikes N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Light Up The World N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,036

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Lone Rock Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000,000
Lyceum Schools Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 11,353,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Hi 5 Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,036

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13280 records found.