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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending 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
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
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
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending 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
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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13280 records found.