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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Friendship Place N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,264,895

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Friendship Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,264,895

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PushBlack DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation KY Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 510,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,264,895

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13280 records found.