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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 1,792,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 1,792,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,170,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 1,792,450

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13280 records found.