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, 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ragtag Film Society MO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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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 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,128,473

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13280 records found.