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)
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 611,429

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 611,429

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 749,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Weizmann Institute of Science Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 611,429

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13110 records found.