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)
National Ability Center N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,998,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Learning Agency LLC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 959,208

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,149,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Chapter 510 Ink United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Taft School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Durham for All United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 15,436,124

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