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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 14,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 14,711

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2019 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 752
PTA California Congress of Parent Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 795
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 15,247

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 14,711

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13280 records found.