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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul L Patterson Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Page SUM 1,497,344

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 784,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 669,418

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul L Patterson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Page SUM 1,497,344

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13280 records found.