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)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,057,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,057,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,057,600

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13110 records found.