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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
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
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Page SUM 798,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mending Wings N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 171,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alpine County Sheriff's Department CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New England Basecamp RI Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 465,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Lyceum Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mending Wings United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Nonprofit Vote Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 171,475

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13280 records found.