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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A ME United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,212,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,212,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
VoteRunLead NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc CO Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Page SUM 782,420

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,212,250

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13280 records found.