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)
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Page SUM 4,179,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,287,150

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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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13280 records found.