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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -7,500
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -8,877
NatureBridge CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Impact 2030 Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Beat the Streets Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Page SUM -137,729

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13280 records found.