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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,023,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,023,140

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learn Platform, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 837,739

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math Circles of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,023,140

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13280 records found.