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)
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A AK United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 492,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 492,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hillsdale College MI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,643,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inian Island Institute Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PushBlack United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 492,600

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13280 records found.