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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Libertys Kitchen N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,008,986

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Libertys Kitchen N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,008,986

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Dolores Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Network Education Program DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 81,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Libertys Kitchen United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,008,986

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13280 records found.