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, 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)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 355,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 355,375

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bridge Restoration Ministry CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Video Volunteers NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Greenlight Clinic CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,215,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 355,375

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13280 records found.