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)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,380,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,977,854

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 796,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Higher Education Policy United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,977,854

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13280 records found.