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, and corporate 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)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan Village N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PATH N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Public Defender Association WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riverside Community Care Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,912,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 477,663

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13280 records found.