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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,204,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 732,135

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 332,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,204,200

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13280 records found.