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)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Page SUM 799,645

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Food Safety N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Face Forward Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 912,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 22,420,483

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