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)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A ME United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 3,212,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Page SUM 4,179,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Page SUM 4,179,500

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