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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 16,450
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 125,020

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13280 records found.