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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc N/A IL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,149,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grantmakers in Health N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,149,580

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Real School Gardens DC Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Summit High School Friends of Music OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 4,425,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grantmakers in Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,149,580

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13280 records found.