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)
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Promise Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,568,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Promise Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,568,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Angel Hair CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 213,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,568,600

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13280 records found.