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)
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,952,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,952,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,952,300

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13110 records found.