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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sarah Lawrence College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 350,596

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 350,596

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,528,590

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sarah Lawrence College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 350,596

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13280 records found.