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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 809,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 329,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Lung Association in California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Page SUM 213,801

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 179,600

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