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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,198,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wapiyapi N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,198,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 231,287

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wapiyapi United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,198,050

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13110 records found.