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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 239,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 249,625

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Keystone Progress Education Fund PA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Wonderfund, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 6,046,804

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kyrgyz-Ate Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 249,625

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13280 records found.