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)
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A LA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 263,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Louisiana Bucket Brigade N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 263,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,845,373

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Louisiana Bucket Brigade United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 263,600

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13280 records found.