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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 288,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 139,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 846,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 288,500

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13280 records found.