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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Page SUM 845,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 602,400

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