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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
POPS the Club N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 973,450

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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 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
POPS the Club N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 973,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,708,075

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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 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
POPS the Club United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 973,450

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13280 records found.