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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A AK United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 178,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 178,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Surf CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 455,848
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,768,848

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 178,800

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13280 records found.