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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,032,494

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
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 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,032,494

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meridian Institute CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,390
Mongabayorg Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Wiggler Foundation Inc. MD Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,323,790

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
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 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,032,494

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13280 records found.