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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 123,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 123,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 325,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Common Pantry NY Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Resources Legacy Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Roosevelt Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 959,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Little League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 123,950

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13280 records found.