Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light N/A IL United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 20,738,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 400
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 20,738,825

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Global Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,630,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Reptile Conservation International, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The King's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 478,275

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13280 records found.