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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,701,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,701,804

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Love Welcomes LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Whisman School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Asia Society CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 209,483

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,701,804

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13280 records found.