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)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 12,034,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 12,034,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 915,004

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 12,034,750

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13280 records found.