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)
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mithil Prasad Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 352,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 633,950

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13110 records found.