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

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 101,999
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 658,549

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13280 records found.