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 descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Charlie Cart Project Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Childrens Theatre Company N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Taft School Corporation N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 15,320,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Madeira School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 772,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Alma Backyard Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 723,650

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