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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 389,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dui Hua Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Echoing Green, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,185,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 389,450

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13280 records found.