Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 500
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Moonshot Edventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Make the Road New York United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Moonshot Edventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Office of the Appellate Defender, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,040
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Poverty and Race Research Action Council United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,300
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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