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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light N/A IL United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 20,679,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 134,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 207,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 20,679,425

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13280 records found.