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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 571,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 571,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daily Kos Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Media Change Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,201,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -200,000
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Roman's PFR Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 466,925

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