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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
American Library Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Arm of Care Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,939,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
American Library Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Arm of Care Inc. Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,939,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ayni Institute MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. NE Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bradley Hospital Foundation RI Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 470,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mending Hearts, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montana State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Arm of Care Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,939,100

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13280 records found.