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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A MO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 668,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 668,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Real Food America VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RISE Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,452,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragtag Film Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 668,550

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13280 records found.