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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Learning Accelerator N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Love Welcomes LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
March 13 Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ability Experience N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Katonah Education Exchange Program Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael Harris Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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