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)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,202,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,202,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pollination Project Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,152,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,202,775

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13280 records found.