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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 458,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educational First Steps TX Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pilot Light IL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 949,600

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