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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Amazing Surf Adventures N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Night Ministry N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,336,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Amazing Surf Adventures N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Night Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,336,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Real Food America VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
RISE Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Page SUM 1,554,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Amazing Surf Adventures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Night Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,336,050

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13280 records found.