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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
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
Page SUM 2,998,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Options, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A Health 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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
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
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 604,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Budget & Policy Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 143,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
American High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 928,250

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13280 records found.