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)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,380,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 3,166,690

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pollination Project Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 3,042,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 3,166,690

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13280 records found.