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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 99,740

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 99,740

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 243,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Eating Disorders Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Red Hook Initiative United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 99,740

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13280 records found.