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)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 723,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 723,200

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,245,050

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