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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,539,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,670,969

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation KS Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aloha Angels Inc HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Page SUM 744,747

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