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)
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
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
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 324,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Looma Education Corporation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Building Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 324,720

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Murder Accountability Project VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Stuttering Association NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Precita Eyes Muralists CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Page SUM 70,985

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 324,720

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13280 records found.