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)
Waste No Food San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wyoming Star Gazing N/A WY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Leibniz-Institut fuer Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Insti N/A International Organization Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 110,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Page SUM 509,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Waste No Food San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wyoming Star Gazing N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Leibniz-Institut fuer Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Insti N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 110,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 750
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 18,700
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 225,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Oakland Strokes Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
OutRight Action International NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,581,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Waste No Food United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wyoming Star Gazing United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Leibniz-Institut fuer Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Insti Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 110,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Page SUM 509,200

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14797 records found.