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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 473,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 982,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 473,516

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13280 records found.