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)
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,272,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,272,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Baby2Baby CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 663,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,272,600

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13280 records found.