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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,276,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,276,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Partners in School Innovation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula High (Continuation) CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peru Grace Brethren Church Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Population Action International DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Merced CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 13,859,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,276,750

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13280 records found.