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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
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
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 535,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 492,053

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 3,192
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
New North Church Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM -62,708

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