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)
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 457,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 457,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Beyond Basics MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 408,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 457,300

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13280 records found.