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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,545,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,545,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 441,594

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,545,600

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13110 records found.