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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 802,103

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 802,103

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Page SUM 1,049,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 802,103

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13280 records found.