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)
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Medical University of South Carolina N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,756
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,700
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 425,156

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Medical University of South Carolina N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,756
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,700
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 425,156

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 140,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Medical University of South Carolina United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,756
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Network on Women in Prison United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,700
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 425,156

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13280 records found.