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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 205,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 221,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Page SUM 168,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 205,850

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13280 records found.