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)
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A NE United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 913,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 913,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teatro Vision CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groton School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 931,846

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 913,100

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13280 records found.