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)
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,194,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,194,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Good Call NYC Co. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 222,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,674,425

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13110 records found.