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)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,557,354

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,557,354

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,415,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,557,354

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13110 records found.