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)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,322,662

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,322,662

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Student Press Law Center Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,552,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,322,662

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13110 records found.