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)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 101,999
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 658,549

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Care Law Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Christian Alternative Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 412,760

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Share Our Spare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Care Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Christian Alternative Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 412,760

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13280 records found.