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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Project Glimmer San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Page SUM 2,107,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,510,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 796,800

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