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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
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
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Page SUM 652,141

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 762,150

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13280 records found.