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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 905,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 905,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 107,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 664,100

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13110 records found.