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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 479,489

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 9,211,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 479,489

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13110 records found.