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)
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,356,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,356,675

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Make the Road New York NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ongoza Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 96,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 677,771

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
America for Bulgaria Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Action Center of the City of New York Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 377,300
Light Up The World Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,356,675

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13280 records found.