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)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asia Society San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,314,400

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13280 records found.