Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 493,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 418,625

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polaris Institute USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 261,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 418,625

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13280 records found.