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)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 351,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 351,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,002,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TeachAIDS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,044,820

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13110 records found.