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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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 10,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Iowa Area Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 84,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 145,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 496,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Iowa Area Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 84,550

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13280 records found.