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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 3,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Digital Tat2 Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Orange County Rescue Mission Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,351,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 311,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,350
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Digital Tat2 Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Orange County Rescue Mission Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,351,050

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13280 records found.