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)
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,245,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 409,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 293,265

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 409,580

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13110 records found.