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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carroll College MT Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 159,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pollination Project Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholar Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,156,400

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13280 records found.