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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Otis J Brock III Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Albert Hill Middle School N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Otis J Brock III Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Albert Hill Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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