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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 49,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 49,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Riordan High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 45,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Share Our Strength Inc DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 9,081,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 49,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,350

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13280 records found.