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 descending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 652,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CANSUPPORT N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 732,321

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 732,321

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