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)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 357,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 357,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JBI International, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,207,474

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,465,063

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13110 records found.