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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Korea University Foundation N/A South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 10,000
Milton Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
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 75,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,018,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Korea University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milton Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,018,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northern Arizona University AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 410,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Korea University Foundation South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,018,000

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13280 records found.