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)
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,732,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,200

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13110 records found.