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)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 64,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 163,506

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 163,506

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