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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,191,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,191,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,112,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,191,200

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13110 records found.