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)
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A ME United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Odiyana Institute N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 186,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 450
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Odiyana Institute N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 186,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Resident Association of Greater Englewood IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,717,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Odiyana Institute United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 186,200

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13280 records found.