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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 22,182,383

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,271,311

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,231,553

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