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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 688,422

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 688,422

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 16,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 688,422

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13110 records found.