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)
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 100,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 70,000
National Vote at Home Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
No Limits Cafe N/A NJ United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Oakland Childrens Fairyland Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Out of Hand Theater Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peacham Library N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 1,287,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,005
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,000
New Georgia Project Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 9,400
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Accelerate Change Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 496,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Whiskeytown Environmental School Community CA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 11,250
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Land Stewardship Project MN Environment Donor Advised 2020 62,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Northern Nevada Youth Golf Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 840,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 60,800
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Morgan Hill Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,928
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
National Audubon Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
New York Fellowship Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 450
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Ohio Morgan Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Oregon Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,001,806

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14797 records found.