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)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Carolina Justice Center N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 731,872

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Carolina Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 731,872

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Sentencing Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valle Monte League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,015,275

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Stuttering Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Carolina Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries United States Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 731,872

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13280 records found.