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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.