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)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,825,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,825,620

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 286,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 751,137

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13110 records found.