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)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Page SUM 538,766

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,400,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Page SUM 538,766

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13280 records found.