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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship ID Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Night Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Traditions Society HI Other Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Polyphony Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners in School Innovation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
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13280 records found.