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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,961,356

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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 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
PATH N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,961,356

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2019 101,999
Peninsula League CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Public Defender Association WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,166,749

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,961,356

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13280 records found.