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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -276,723

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -276,723

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Public Allies Silicon Valley WI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amazing Surf Adventures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rise, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 639,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -276,723

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13280 records found.