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)
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teton Science Schools WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. PA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 949,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 288,400

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13280 records found.