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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sal's Shoes N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 485,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sal's Shoes N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 485,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Minnesota MN Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girltrek Incorporated DC Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,398,848

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in School Innovation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Art Production Fund, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sal's Shoes England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 485,750

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13280 records found.