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)
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Discovery Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 144,110

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Discovery Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,204

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13280 records found.