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)
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 540,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,383,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,383,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Link, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Movement Strategy Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Passageways Institute, Inc. CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 749,541

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,383,500

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13280 records found.