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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,767,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,767,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Population Action International DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California, Merced CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 16,402,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 6,767,600

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13280 records found.