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)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,520,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,520,850

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,520,850

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13280 records found.