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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Providence Alaska Foundation AK Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 324,000

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