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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,637,308

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,637,308

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Partners Asia CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art Council Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,470,770

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
MeWater Foundation Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,637,308

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13280 records found.