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)
Human Options, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,015,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Options, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,015,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ayni Institute MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. NE Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bradley Hospital Foundation RI Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 472,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Options, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,015,850

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13280 records found.