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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 664,453

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 664,453

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America MD Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solve OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 200,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Gabriel School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Mary's Academy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 190,884

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13280 records found.