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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 338,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
On Being Project N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,036,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 338,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
On Being Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,036,640

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Reset DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SAGA Innovations MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,451,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 338,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
On Being Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,036,640

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13280 records found.