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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,966,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,966,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 678,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 59,400

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13280 records found.