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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,193,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 168,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 302,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,214,500

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13280 records found.