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)
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,330,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science from Scientists Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,710,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 663,068

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,330,250

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13280 records found.