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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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