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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 533,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 807,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 642,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 12,887,000

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