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)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mavericks Coastside Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Midwest Academy Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,440,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mavericks Coastside Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Midwest Academy Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,440,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montana State University Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New North Church Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 684,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Midwest Academy Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,425,200

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13280 records found.