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)
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,867,523

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,867,523

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 665,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,217,610

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13110 records found.