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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice Action Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade LA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Operation Shoebox FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 838,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
HRJ Charities Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 211,420

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13280 records found.