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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sun Rising N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sun Rising N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Our Children's Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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