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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Vote at Home Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 472,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Vote at Home Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 472,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Michael Harris Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Montana Generational Justice Foundation MT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 555,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Vote at Home Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Association for Senior Day Health United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 472,500

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13280 records found.