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)
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Carolina A&T State University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Ocean Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 945,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 364,602

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,106,225

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Carolina A&T State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Ocean Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 945,490

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13280 records found.