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)
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,363,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 494,700

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13110 records found.