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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 55,643,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Building Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 55,643,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 539,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Adventure Resources United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,612,600

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13280 records found.