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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 11,198,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 3,035,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Peter Catholic Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Page SUM 348,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,205,275

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