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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Page SUM 22,870,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Page SUM 22,870,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 224,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Page SUM 22,870,874

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13110 records found.