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)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
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
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City of Ukiah N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ragtag Film Society MO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Access Fund CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City of Ukiah United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 448,050

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13280 records found.