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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 561,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 561,067

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,451,626

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 561,067

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13110 records found.