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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 560,058

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Australian National University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 560,058

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Python Software Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,916,103

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 560,058

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13280 records found.