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 descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Justice Center N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Enables N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,394,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Enables N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,394,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New England Life Flight Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PeaceWorks Network Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church USA KY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,900
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 690,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 142,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries United States Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Enables United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,394,090

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13280 records found.