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, 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Meals USA, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Metro Squash NFP N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Network Education Program N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 438,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Service Society of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pilot Light N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Promise54 N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Reed Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,779,606

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
POPS the Club CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Austin Krishnas Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,371,064

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Taft School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Durham for All United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Tigger House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,165
Page SUM 15,280,239

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