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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development 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
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development 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
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health 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
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health 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
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 14,711

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13280 records found.