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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Servant Partners, Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,715,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 131,100

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
NatureBridge CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,359,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 798,066

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