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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 679,164

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,073,164

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workers Defense Project Inc TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 189,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,044,000

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13110 records found.