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)
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,276,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,276,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Resources Legacy Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Roosevelt Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 984,853

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,276,250

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13280 records found.