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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 12,201,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,283,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 12,201,100

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13280 records found.