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)
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merit America N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Ability Center N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,579,199

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merit America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monash University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Ability Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,579,199

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
No Immigrants No Spice CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Smile, Inc. VA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries VA Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 532,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merit America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Ability Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,579,199

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13280 records found.