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, and corporate 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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