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)
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. CO Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,770,920

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 384,250

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13280 records found.