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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,183,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
All Good Work Space Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,183,875

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 938,627

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Build Care Inspire Corp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,183,875

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13280 records found.