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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 425
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 206
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nuru International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
One Life Counselling Center San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 503
Philadelphia Foundation N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 14,965
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 68,340
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,002,689

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 425
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 206
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
One Life Counselling Center San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Alliance for Global Justice N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 503
Philadelphia Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 14,965
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 68,340
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,002,689

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 18,400
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 657,612
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 350
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bay Area Older Adults Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 85,897
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 204
Page SUM 2,047,563

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2020 425
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 206
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
One Life Counselling Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Alliance for Global Justice United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 503
Philadelphia Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 14,965
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 68,340
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,002,689

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14797 records found.