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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 572,647

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 572,647

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
COLTURA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
The Freedom Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Daily Kos Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 306,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arden Wood Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 572,647

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13280 records found.