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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 412,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 412,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,451,903

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 412,000

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13280 records found.