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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,076,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 11,615,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hampshire College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Hope CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,861,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 11,615,750

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13110 records found.