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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,203,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 369,987

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 637,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,203,990

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13280 records found.