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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 191,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 129,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 199,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 463,900

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