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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 403,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 403,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Communities for A New California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Bronx Documentary Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 8,493,323

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 403,200

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13280 records found.