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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New North Church Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohio Wesleyan University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Python Software Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.