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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,041,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Achieve Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,041,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nonprofit Vote Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 227,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roots Community Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,041,850

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13280 records found.