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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,155,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 405,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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