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)
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 698,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 409,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Page SUM 335,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 409,950

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13110 records found.