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)
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
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
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Students Matter San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 20,628,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 355,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,274,125

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Students Matter United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 20,628,825

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13280 records found.