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)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 1,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo 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 500
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Page SUM 981,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Madeira School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Page SUM 981,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Free Clinic CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 440,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 1,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Page SUM 981,225

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13280 records found.