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)
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Angel Hair N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 462,267

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Angel Hair N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 553,067

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 697,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 210
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Resident Association of Greater Englewood United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Fountain Valley School of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 6,125,390

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