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)
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 328,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 328,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carroll College MT Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 48,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 328,400

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13280 records found.