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)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 740,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 740,833

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 127,700

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