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)
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Page SUM 17,750,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Page SUM 17,750,625

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
State Street Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 474,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for the West Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Page SUM 17,750,625

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13280 records found.