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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,196,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,921,994

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Braille Press, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Peninsula High (Continuation) United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Polyphony Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,196,275

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13280 records found.