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)
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 249,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brentwood Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Students Matter CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 330,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Atlanta Speech School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 249,350

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13280 records found.