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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Orange County Coastkeeper N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,030,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 176,224

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Page SUM 499,675

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Orange County Coastkeeper United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,030,200

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13280 records found.