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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Page SUM 1,318,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Page SUM 1,318,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Outdoor Afro CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alley Cat Allies Incorporated DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Project TF CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 633,540

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Page SUM 1,318,950

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13280 records found.