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)
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
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
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
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 305,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
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
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 305,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation HI Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 218,895

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 250,526

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13110 records found.