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)
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 3,958,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 3,958,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Passageways Institute, Inc. CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Community Radio CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Page SUM 87,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 3,958,200

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13280 records found.