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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PeaceWorks Network Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riverside Community Care Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 280,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PeaceWorks Network Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riverside Community Care Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 280,860

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
BakerRipley TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Page SUM 1,034,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ostara Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PeaceWorks Network Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riverside Community Care Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 280,860

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13280 records found.