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 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 453,450

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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 2,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 453,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Real School Gardens DC Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 618,475

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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 2,500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,650
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 453,450

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13280 records found.