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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 781,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UniversalGiving CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fund For Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,650
Page SUM 267,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Nonprofit Vote Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 781,200

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13280 records found.