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 descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Servant Partners, Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Code for Science and Society Inc OR Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 477,150

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13280 records found.