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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,454,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,454,379

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Love Welcomes LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Whisman School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,233,483

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,292,155

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13280 records found.