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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 921,633

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 921,633

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 245,665

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 921,633

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13110 records found.