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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Page SUM 1,224,844

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,149,844

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Sun Rising PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Our Lady of the Wayside Church CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Red Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Resonate Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 141,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Alliance for Youth Organizing United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
mCORE Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Page SUM 1,224,844

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13280 records found.