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)
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 84,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 84,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,420,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 361,400

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13110 records found.