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)
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Operation Smile, Inc. N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Page SUM 1,937,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Operation Smile, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
88bikes N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Page SUM 1,937,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Circlesorg CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Collective Heritage Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion and Choices NH Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 226,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Operation Smile, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Page SUM 1,937,900

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13280 records found.