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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,265,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Page SUM 837,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 212,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,265,850

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13280 records found.