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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 555,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 555,175

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Recidiviz Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 252,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
PushBlack United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 555,175

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13280 records found.