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)
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,787,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TeachAIDS N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,787,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 93,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TeachAIDS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,787,900

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13110 records found.