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)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Passageways Institute, Inc. N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Passageways Institute, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,083

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets for Vets, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 360,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Passageways Institute, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 389,083

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13280 records found.