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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
A Wider Bridge San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 930,471

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
A Wider Bridge San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 930,471

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,318,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
A Wider Bridge United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 930,471

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13280 records found.