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)
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Loomis Basin Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michigan Tech Fund N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pride ROC N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,044,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Loomis Basin Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michigan Tech Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pride ROC N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,044,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation CO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
No Limits Cafe NJ Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 455,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Life Sciences Research Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Loomis Basin Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michigan Tech Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pride ROC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,044,250

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13280 records found.