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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,682,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,682,500

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