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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe & Just Michigan MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Servant Partners, Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 321,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 637,250

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13280 records found.