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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 699,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 699,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight LA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Finance, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,530,701

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 699,400

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13110 records found.