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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ohio Voice N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Angel Hair N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,365,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ohio Voice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Angel Hair N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,365,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Luke Commission Inc. ID Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 79,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 444,100

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13280 records found.