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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,488,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,314,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 582,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,314,050

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13110 records found.