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)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Maureens Hope Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Charter Collaborative N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,604,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Maureens Hope Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Charter Collaborative N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,604,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
J David Gladstone Institutes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Mozilla Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 6,082,155

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Maureens Hope Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Charter Collaborative United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,604,750

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13280 records found.