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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 525,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Page SUM 7,540,262

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Page SUM 169,193

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 296,767

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