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 descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 415,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 499,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,405,332
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ongoza Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 96,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 4,907,603

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 433,725

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13280 records found.