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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Page SUM -19,027,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 253,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Page SUM -19,027,650

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13110 records found.