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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Balance 4 Kids N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Safe & Just Michigan N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 13,978,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Balance 4 Kids N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Safe & Just Michigan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 13,978,033

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bishop Museum HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Moonlight Community Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 1,750
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 8,514,322

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United for Colombia United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 840,495

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13280 records found.