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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ohio Voice N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,551,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ohio Voice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,551,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pilot Light IL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 833,738

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ohio Voice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,551,350

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13280 records found.