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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,310,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 464,375

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13280 records found.