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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Win Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 434,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 359,379

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13110 records found.