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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,745,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,745,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Loyola Marymount University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Link, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movement Strategy Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 640,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,745,600

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13280 records found.