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)
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,416,777

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 356,921

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee PA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 468,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 356,921

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13110 records found.