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)
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 305,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer OR Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Starting Over Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 548,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,100
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 305,700

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13280 records found.