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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,286,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,544,292

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 422,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,600

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