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)
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Common Pantry N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Outward Bound, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,254,298

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wapiyapi N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,653,742

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Politics Leadership Academy Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 9,800
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,596,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 851,990

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