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 descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 972,604

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 972,604

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 217,750

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 972,604

Pages

13280 records found.