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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,143,606

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,238,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Weaving Earth CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Page SUM 1,073,990

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Fund for Charities United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Red Hook Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Page SUM 2,262,850

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13280 records found.