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 Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Radio Pooya Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 148,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Radio Pooya Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 148,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 520,175

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 148,000

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13280 records found.