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)
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,894,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,894,025

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rogue Valley Childrens Discovery Museum Incorporated OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Azizi Life PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,014,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Lyceum Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,894,025

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13280 records found.