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)
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kenyon College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kenyon College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 102,125

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Outside CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jakara Movement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 238,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kenyon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
PROVIDA Foundation Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 102,125

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13280 records found.