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)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of State Correctional Administrators Inc ID Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 79,860
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 87,390

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13280 records found.