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 descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Page SUM 3,561,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Page SUM 3,561,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
All Eagles Oscar Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 970,175

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Page SUM 3,561,400

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13280 records found.