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, and corporate 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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 941,083

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 941,083

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Reptile Conservation International, Inc. TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 883,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 941,083

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13280 records found.