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)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Night Ministry N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A MO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 6,672,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Night Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 385
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 721,442

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Night Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 6,672,250

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13280 records found.