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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pescadero High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,117,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pescadero High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,117,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Odiyana Institute CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Glimmer CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Fund for Charities MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 431,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pescadero High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,117,550

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13280 records found.