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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 301,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St Felix Pantry Inc N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Springfield Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 301,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
St Felix Pantry Inc NM Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 465,850

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 301,750

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13280 records found.