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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 750,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 750,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Riordan High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongabayorg Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Lalafofofo CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 13,268,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Haven of Hope, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 750,800

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13280 records found.