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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,611,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,611,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,741,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,611,400

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13110 records found.