Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 1,911,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 1,911,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Parkway Heights Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alley Cat Allies Incorporated DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Budget & Policy Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 839,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 1,911,800

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13280 records found.