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)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Museum N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 442,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 442,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Mary's Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Access Fund CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Fund for Charities MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 160,560

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 442,600

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13280 records found.