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)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Alpine Club N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 599,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marquette University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Momentum for Mental Health Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
mRelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nutrition Coalition N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,166,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 22,500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marquette University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Momentum for Mental Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nutrition Coalition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,166,925

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