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)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A LA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicago Foundation for Women N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
North Carolina Justice Center N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Page SUM 867,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicago Foundation for Women N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
North Carolina Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Page SUM 867,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Futures Without Violence CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New England Life Flight Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brave Trails CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,622,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicago Foundation for Women United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
North Carolina Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Page SUM 867,700

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13280 records found.