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, 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,525,254

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,525,254

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Friends Service Committee PA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 779,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,525,254

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13280 records found.