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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
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
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,450,094

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,450,094

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Office of the Governor CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
New Sun Rising PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 282,353

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,450,094

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13280 records found.