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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,619,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,619,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hi 5 Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lyceum Schools Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,205,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,619,350

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13280 records found.