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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unidos Bridging Community N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends Select School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gray Matters Capital Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,755,392

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,146,770

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Page SUM 670,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,146,770

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13280 records found.