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)
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
CCC Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
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
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A MO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,331,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
CCC Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
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
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,331,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Real Food America VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
RISE Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Creating Hope International MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Page SUM 1,334,000

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