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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 55,246,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Building Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 55,246,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 272,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Building Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 55,246,700

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13280 records found.