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)
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,497,920

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
18 Reasons San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Photo Patch Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 6,379,360

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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