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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 785,632

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 785,632

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Lung Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club MT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 575,306

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 785,632

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13280 records found.