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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pars Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 6,540,282

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 340,702

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 221,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Net Impact United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pars Equality Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 6,540,282

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13280 records found.