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)
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 513,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Bristol N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 70,200

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