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, and corporate 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Napa Valley Festival Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 95,500
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 900
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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