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)
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,243,106

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,243,106

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 535,855

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,243,106

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13280 records found.