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)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ocean Grants Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ocean Grants Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America MD Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis of Assisi NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Callisto CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chabad at UCSB CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 436,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ocean Grants United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Junction, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 736,606

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13280 records found.