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)
Leading Educators Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leading Educators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Justice N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
Page SUM 976,052

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,405,332
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 8,999,632

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leading Educators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
Page SUM 976,052

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13280 records found.