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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Sun Rising N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Glimmer San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,113,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Sun Rising N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Glimmer San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,113,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Botanical Garden NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
One Collective NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Regents of the University of California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,662
Page SUM 1,005,512

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Glimmer United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,113,800

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13280 records found.