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)
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,030,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,030,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 297,040

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,030,050

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13110 records found.