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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 401,502

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Justice N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 401,502

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc TN Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Momentum Community Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Multicultural Institute CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 87,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 401,502

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13280 records found.