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)
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A ME United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,210,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,210,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carroll College MT Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 362,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maine Behavioral Healthcare United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,210,750

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13280 records found.