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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ProBuColls Association N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,584,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ProBuColls Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,584,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 877,263

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,584,550

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13110 records found.