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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 882,094

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
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
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
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 882,094

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Portland OR Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 650
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 15,539,700

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
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
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
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 882,094

Pages

13280 records found.