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 descending Year Amount (USD)
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
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
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 629,773

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
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
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 629,773

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ragtag Film Society MO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 300,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
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
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 629,773

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13280 records found.