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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Our Kids Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 962,873

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