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)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of Ukiah N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 598,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of Ukiah N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 598,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Right to the City Alliance Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Star Struck Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 1,750
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,726,605

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of Ukiah United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 598,300

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13280 records found.