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)
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
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 963,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 963,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 812,725

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