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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,822,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,822,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,160,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 464,650

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13110 records found.