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)
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM -19,542,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM -19,542,403

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,582,647

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM -19,542,403

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13110 records found.