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)
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of the Road N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Peter Catholic Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Texas Public Policy Foundation N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 56,878,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Peter Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Texas Public Policy Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 56,878,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Illinois IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
R Street Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Jose State University Research Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawtooth Society Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spring Branch Education Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Texas Inmate Families Association TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Page SUM 924,909

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of the Road United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Peter Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Texas Public Policy Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 56,878,050

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13280 records found.