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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 423,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,011,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 423,750

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13110 records found.