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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Sports Foundation NY Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation KY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,677,916

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13110 records found.