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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayes Impact Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayes Impact Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cashion Cultural Legacy CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayes Impact United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.