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)
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
LYTE Collective N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ocean Grants Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
LYTE Collective N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ocean Grants Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Barnabas High School NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,183,026

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
LYTE Collective United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ocean Grants United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,201,419

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13280 records found.