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)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,215,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,112,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Providence Alaska Foundation AK Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Arm of Care Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 4,505,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Center for Autism Charter School Bronx United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,215,400

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13280 records found.