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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,275
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,156,715

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Forever Costa Rica N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project TF San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,275
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,156,715

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pilot Light IL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Hiller Aviation Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 474,374
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,560,624

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Forever Costa Rica Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood of Illinois United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project TF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,275
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,156,715

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13280 records found.