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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Brain Tumor Society Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,760,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 318,924

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 236,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Brain Tumor Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,760,100

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13280 records found.