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)
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Ballou High School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Page SUM 3,140,415

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Ballou High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Page SUM 3,140,415

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunflower County Freedom Project MS Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2019 300
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,363,275

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Ballou High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Page SUM 3,140,415

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13280 records found.