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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kindness Organization Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 362,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 192,460

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HRJ Charities Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Community Relations Council Minnesota & the Dakotas United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kindness Organization Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 362,300

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13280 records found.