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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Promise Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Page SUM 392,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Promise Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Texas A & M University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 473,580
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 760,705

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Page SUM 392,650

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13280 records found.