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)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,724,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,724,724

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 183,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,724,724

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13110 records found.