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, and corporate 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)
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 782,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 782,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation SC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,421,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 782,250

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13280 records found.