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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Human Options, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 732,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,301,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Human Options, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 637,850

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13280 records found.