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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid Peninsula Athletic Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid Peninsula Athletic Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
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
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