Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light N/A IL United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 20,911,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 20,911,925

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA PA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 153,980

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pilot Light United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 20,911,925

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13280 records found.