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)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 820,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,424,440

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 165,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 820,940

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13110 records found.