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)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 965,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 965,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Revival Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 174,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Early Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 965,000

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13110 records found.