Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 647,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 951,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 715,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 647,800

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13280 records found.