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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 445,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 445,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,155,439

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,682,187

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13110 records found.