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)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,125,968

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 247,463

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13110 records found.