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)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,460,472

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,460,472

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nonprofit Vote Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Amazon Conservation Team VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Page SUM 280,025

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,460,472

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13280 records found.