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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
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
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
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
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
Page SUM 619,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
Page SUM 619,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Live Now Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Medshadow Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
Page SUM 3,312,125

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 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
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
Page SUM 619,350

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13280 records found.